Topic: The Word Addict
Text: Psalms 1:1-3, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 63:5-6
Written by Priscilla Oyewole
There are days when we are baffled to see a believer who can quote verses of the Bible so well but their lives do not testify or agree with this knowledge.
We see believers who preach for hours and quote bible verses on the need for prayer but cannot pray. Some of them can explain spiritual gifts like the back of their hands but do not experience the manifestation of these giftings in their life.
They can reel out bible verses that speak against worry but it becomes their first action in any situation; they can shout bible verses about their sonship in Christ but with every wave in life, they doubt the redemption Christ has won for them.
Why is there such a big disparity? One major reason is lack of meditation in God’s word.
Sometimes, we mix up mental knowledge of the Bible with meditation. They are not the same.
Meditating on God’s word unleashes the treasure in God’s word in a believer. But mere mental knowledge is like eating snacks when you can enjoy a full course meal.
Contrary to popular opinion, meditation where God’s word is concerned does not only take place in the heart. It is a mouth activity too. Hagah is the Hebrew word for Meditation and it means to moan, growl, utter, speak, muse, to murmur and by implication to ponder. No wonder Joshua 1:8 starts with “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth…”
To meditate on God’s word is to have bible discussions with yourself. It’s you speaking God’s voice over and over to yourself with a deeply focused mind. Meditation implies focused repetition on God’s word. Memorizing might not lead to meditation but meditation would always lead to memorizing God’s word.
When you meditate, it would most times lead to prayers and declarations. Your heart is positioned rightly to receive revelation of God’s word, his person and his nature. The word becomes more real to you. Meditation helps to renew the mind. It’s like a state of constantly refreshing your subconscious until it becomes programmed to recognize God’s word as automated response to situations.
With meditation, the link between your spirit man and your mind is strengthened. When this happens, your body follows suit.
With meditation, faith is Impacted more and more to you. Remember, faith comes by hearing the word (Romans 10:17).
It is in meditation that a believer enjoys the full benefits of the word of God. That’s when the benefits manifests.
You’ll begin to see your way prosper. Success becomes your new normal. You’ll find yourself working in your authority as a believer. You’ll believe God more. The manifestation of the Spirit will come easy as the spirit leads. Your life would be a direct replica of God’s word. But you need to get yourself full of God’s word.
In whatever situation you are in, Focus on scriptures that address it and create a chat with yourself over those scriptures. Make time available to meditate on God’s word.
Become a Word Addict. Make God’s word your heart’s song today!
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